Rex, Dark Future Hero

I continued practicing painting eyes with Rex, Dark Future Hero. Before I go on I want to point out the difference in detailing between the Bones version of Rex and the pewter version of Rex. I thought Rex looked a bit like Arnold as the Terminator but after seeing the pewter it looks like the original sculpt was going in a different direction.

This is a painted Rex miniature from Reaper Bones

As with the Andre Durant miniature, I practiced the eye painting techniques from Dr. Faust’s How to Paint Miniature Eye video on YouTube. I also continued trying the good Doctor’s flesh shading techniques. I was very pleased with how the eyes turned out on this one which is why I finished painting it. I’ve started the eyes on dozens of miniatures as practice. I was also pleased with how the flesh shading turned out, it’s nice to see that I’ve made some baby steps forward.

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That’s about all there is to say about this one. I did varnish it using the DIP method which is why it came out so glossy. I plan to get a spray on matte varnish eventually and give most of the miniatures a second coat of that. According to what I’ve read doing so will reduce the shininess drastically and, even better, further increase¬†the durability of the miniatures.

As a footnote, since I like to cite my sources, Rex like so many of my miniatures is from the original Reaper Bones Kickstarter.

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